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  1. WITSA Board of Director’s Meeting November 11, 2013; Sao Paulo www.witsa.org

  2. Chairman’s Remarks Santiago Gutierrez www.witsa.org

  3. Roll Call Dr. Jim Poisant www.witsa.org

  4. Board of Directors www.witsa.org

  5. Board of Directors www.witsa.org

  6. In Attendance: Non Board Members www.witsa.org

  7. In Attendance: Non Board Members www.witsa.org

  8. In Attendance: Non Board Members www.witsa.org

  9. www.witsa.org Call to Order / Approval of Meeting Minutes

  10. www.witsa.org Welcome Remarks ASSESPRO

  11. www.witsa.org Matters Arising Dr. Jim Poisant

  12. Matters Arising: BOD Call, Sep 4 www.witsa.org

  13. www.witsa.org WITSA Treasurer’s Report Dr. Amado Espinosa

  14. Summary Balance Sheet www.witsa.org Summary Balance Sheet for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

  15. Summary Income Statement Summary Statement of Income for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013 www.witsa.org

  16. Cash Flow - 2013 www.witsa.org Statement of Cash Flow for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

  17. Event License Fees: WCIT 2012 • ITAC owes WITSA US$400K • Recognizing the financial difficulty, the BOD approved allowing ITAC to pay back US$300K if the money is being paid within 3 years • If not paid within this time frame, the total amount to be paid to WITSA, reverts to US$400K • Karna Gupta submitted a proposal which was rejected by the Finance Committee due to lack of specific commitments www.witsa.org

  18. Event License Fees: WCIT 2012 • The SG and Chairman reviewed options and concluded that a legal option was not feasible based on legal counsel • SG and Chairman have been working with Karna Gupta on a more definitive agreement • The following is the proposal to move the payment process forward www.witsa.org

  19. Event License Fees: WCIT 2012 www.witsa.org

  20. WCIT 2012 Going Forward Working together in a cooperative manner is the underlying principle going forward • Approval to lift the requirement for the 3 years pay back • Discussion • Vote www.witsa.org

  21. GPATS 2013 Payment Total $75,000.00 • 1/2 Paid • Balance to be paid in December 2013 www.witsa.org

  22. WCIT 2016 License Fee Payment • PAID in Full October 23rd • Thank you ASSESPRO www.witsa.org

  23. Decision Block www.witsa.org

  24. Bylaw Review www.witsa.org

  25. D 1 Bylaw Change Recommendations www.witsa.org

  26. Membership Application El Salvador: Cámara Salvadoreña de las TIC (CASATIC) Presented by Dr. Silvia Bidart (Regional VC) www.witsa.org

  27. D 2 CASATIC Qualifications • Composed of the biggest companies of the technologies industry in El Salvador • Representing the various branches such as hardware, software and services • Vision: to support sustainable economic growth to position El Salvador as a real player in the global economy from the ICT perspective & Becoming a business organization representing the industry of Information and communication technologies in the country • Mission: Being a business organization representing the industry of Information Technology and Communications, established as a reference to the public and private, national and international, becoming the promoter of technological development in the country www.witsa.org

  28. Review of Members Not in Good Standing The following members are not in good standing in 2013. Those with an asterisk are delinquent for more than one year. www.witsa.org

  29. Members Not In Good Standing (1/3) www.witsa.org

  30. Members Not In Good Standing (2/3) www.witsa.org

  31. Members Not In Good Standing (3/3) www.witsa.org

  32. D 3 Recommendations on action to be taken with Members not in Good Standing • Drop or allow to remain as members www.witsa.org

  33. WITSA Global Policy Action & Trade Summit (GPATS) 2015 Regional Nizar Zakka www.witsa.org

  34. D 4 GPATS 2015 www.witsa.org

  35. www.witsa.org Global Trade Committee David Wong (Call in)

  36. Responsibilities Review Presently: • Organize trade mission – 2 to 3 times a year • Objective: Provide a platform for members interested in doing business with other countries • Maintained Soft Landing Zone • Objective: Created business facilities for members • Maintained Events Calendar • Objective: Created opportunities for members to promote their events www.witsa.org

  37. WITSA Trade Missions 2014 www.witsa.org

  38. WITSA Trade Missions 2014 Planning: • World Congress of IT (WCIT) 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico; • Any other event – invitation would be sent to members who are interested to host 2014 trade mission www.witsa.org

  39. Soft Landing Zone www.witsa.org • There are 20 business centres • A survey was conducted in June to access the effectiveness of all centres - result: received little response from members • Planning: to revisit the centres benefit and reach out to members to use the centres

  40. www.witsa.org MORNING BREAK

  41. Regional Vice Chairmen Report www.witsa.org

  42. Status: 2014 Business Plan James Liu/CISA www.witsa.org

  43. New Business Plan Criteria for 2014 Business Plan www.witsa.org

  44. Status on Business Plan Process www.witsa.org

  45. www.witsa.org LUNCH BREAK

  46. www.witsa.org Global Policy Action Committee Tim Conway

  47. WITSA Policy Papers • WITSA’s Trade Paper • Approved at September meeting; for release at GPATS. • WITSA’s Information Management Paper • Delayed, now subject to discussions regarding government surveillance activities. • WITSA’s Cyber Hygiene Paper • Delayed, now subject to discussions regarding government surveillance activities. www.witsa.org

  48. WITSA 2014 Policy Priorities • Report from GPAC Meeting (10 November) • Two policy papers to be prepared • Contribute to a successful WCIT2014 www.witsa.org

  49. The São Paulo Declaration • Previous Declarations • Bermuda, Amsterdam, Guadalajara, Montreal • “Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age” • In 2013, we face reactionary change • Internet governance • Data localization • Fragmentation of trade liberalization These undermine the critical importance of access • Declaration: Re-commit to multilateral trade liberalization www.witsa.org

  50. www.witsa.org Announcement from John Higgins